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Histotechnician - Pathology Technical
PeaceHealth | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 152366

PeaceHealth is seeking a Histotechnician - Pathology Technical for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Variable shift with shift durations of Variable.

JOB SUMMARY

Performs tissue processing, embedding, sectioning and preparing special stains.  Assures quality standards for preparation, processing and evaluation of specimens for diagnosis by the Pathologist.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Processes specimens to include: performing embedding techniques for surgical and autopsy specimens; performing routine and special stains for diagnostic interpretation.

2. Performs microtomy techniques to produce high-quality tissue sections for diagnostic interpretation. Prepares reagents utilized to aid diagnostic interpretation.

3. Files paraffin blocks and slides for efficient retrieval.

4. Performs data entry, lookup and retrieval of information.

5. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment to maintain maximum operating efficiency.  Maintains records and documentation required to manage the daily workflow and providing quality control/assurance monitors.

6. May perform CAP (College of American Pathologists) compliance duties to include: periodic record reviews; equipment and test validation; development and maintenance of policy, procedure and guidance documents; proficiency testing and competency management; CAP inspection preparation, assessment and follow up; and technical and procedural advisement and referral.

7. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

  • Associates Degree or equivalent in relevant field of study.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • Minimum of one (1) year related experience.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:            

  • Certified as a Histotechnician by ASCP preferred.

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • Working knowledge of tissue collection,  preparation, and test requirements and factors affecting test interpretation in responding to inquiries.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Office programs.

     

PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

Physical/cognitive requirements are not available at this time

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Vancouver, WA, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Laboratory; Laboratory Support
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $25.69, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || Laboratory; Laboratory Support || Full Time || TESTING SERVICES

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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